If Kosovo is the price, than we say Thank You but No Thank you to EU – Irinej
Published On: Sat, Nov 9th, 2013
If Kosovo is the price, than we say Thank You but No Thank you to EU –
The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, said that
Serbia can not give up on Kosovo, and if the price for the entry into
Europe is losing Kosovo, then, he said, we would rather be out of Europe.
“If the price of entry to Europe is to secede Kosovo then we have to say
‘thank you but no thank you’ to Europe. We prefer to stay alone without
Europe, if it must be, but with our Kosovo,” said the Patriarch Irinej
receiving, at the Patriarchate, the participants of international
Pan-European conference on human and religious rights.
The Patriarch said that Serbia can not give up Kosovo and that
international community must find a solution because “if we managed to
live three centuries with Siptars, why couldn’t we live together today.”
Kosovo is our history, culture, our spirituality, the patriarch said and
urged the international community to allow the Serb refugees to return